Monthly Archives: February 2017
Jean Marr passed away on January 29, ten days after suffering a stroke. Jean was one of the founding members of Athens Garden Club fifteen years ago and had continued to share with us her buoyant spirit, enthusiasm, generosity, and vast knowledge and love of gardening ever since. We are grateful to Ed and Laurie Wight, who enabled her to continue attending our meetings after osteoporosis limited her mobility.
To tour Jean’s garden with her was to fall in love with gardening all over again. Her generosity to the Club was boundless. If cookies were needed for Club meetings, Jean was the first to offer to provide them; if donations were requested for plant sales, she made unusual, beautiful contributions; if she had an abundance of bulbs, she shared those with us, as well. Those of us who have her snowdrops in our gardens will welcome them this Spring with mingled joy, sadness and warm memories of a very special gardener.
There will be a visitation for Jean at Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James St East from 2:00 to 4:00 on Friday. At 3:00 people will be asked to give brief testimonials.
To read an obituary and see a beautiful image of Jean, follow this link:
We send our deep sympathy to Jean’s family. She will be much missed at Athens Garden Club.